rt, rd, lt, ld

Could someone please write (and scan) some words like “hurt”, “pulled”, “turtle” using simplified?  Thanks.  I just want to see some things.

(by _pie_man_
for everyone)


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  1. "rt" and "lt" are written with the T at a slightly different angle than the previous letter. In these particular blends, what I've seen so far is that it's flatter than a normal T, at say 30쨘 instead of the usual 45. There shouldnt' be any backtracing to try to make a jog like in "n-n" or something.

    Here are some pictures (I apologise about the terrible quality… I have to use my webcam :()

    "rd" and "ld" are the trickier ones (for me too). You start off writing an ordinary R or L with the scoop at the beginning and everything, but where you'd normally bring it back up to the same level, your pen takes off upward and hooks a little bit backward. Here are some examples of those:

    Hope that helps and my examples don't make the experts among us cringe 🙂

  2. I noticed that. I've been trying to get less of a backward swing since it makes words like older and folds kind of hard to avoid adding an E or something in there. Just one of my many penmanship minutiae to work on. Still don't have the hang of the scoop at the beginning of the R and L (as evidenced in my samples), even though the curves of other letters seem proper.

  3. Those are nice. A little tip on the rd and ld: although it is a matter of preference, you don't need to bring it back — the upward swing to the middle of the line should be sufficient. By bringing it backwards too much, you may have the tendency of ending the stroke in a period, instead of being tapered. Also, you may have a hard time writing the words "holds" or "oldish", because the connection to the s and the sh will be awkward — both the s and sh strokes would be slanted back, instead of having the normal slant. Charles Rader tends to bring the ld and rd back, while Florence Ulrich and John Gregg write an upward straight swing, without the back movement. If you get used to the back movement, then be careful when you join to s and sh.

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